Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Macca's Going Veggie?

McDonald's is trying to cash in on the whole vegetarian scene, with two new vegetarian wraps now hitting their restaurants in Canada.
This is the first time in a decade that McDee's is attempting a veggie-focused product. Rather than resurrect the 'veggie burger' (which didn't sell well all those years ago), they're trying something new: a Santa Fe Veggie wrap and a Mediterranean Veggie wrap. So what's in 'em?
Santa Fe Veggie wrap: fire-roasted corn, black beans, a blend of two cheeses, tomatoes, red onions, lettuce and tortilla chips, along with a chili-lime glaze and southwest sauce.
Mediterranean Veggie wrap: garlic hummus, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, lettuce, crispy onions and a creamy Mediterranean sauce.
Looks a better choice than a Big Mac, The Santa Fe contains 490 calories, 24gm of fat, and 980gm of sodium. Compare that to a Big Mac, with 540 calories, 29gm of fat, and 1,020gm of sodium.
Not much difference really, and cutting out the cheese and dairy sauces won't change things too much...not that anyone looks to Macca's for healthy fare. So why come up with these options?
Well, McDonald's has found that even people who don't identify as vegetarian still want vegetarian options from a meat-oriented junk food outlet.
Go figure!

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